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Old 06-16-2016, 01:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Looks great! I'm starting to want some extra instrumentation.

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What gauges do you guys use with your SG on the Insight?
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Using torque + my bluetooth dongle, I have displays for:

Barometric pressure
12v system voltage - shows when the DC-DC converter is running
Timing advance
Coolant temperature
Intake PSI
Intake Temperature
Throttle %
Load %

Some that I wish worked properly, but don't because of lean burn:
Fuel Flow
CO2 g/km
AFR

It would also be nice to know the true state of charge. I believe an OBDII C&C can give correct info for this stuff?
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Minor modifications to this panel. I did a 900 mile drive, at the end it was a little wonky so I made some changes.

You can see at the front of the panel (bottom) I put a notch where a bolt is sticking up. There's also a hole drilled to the right where another such bolt is, I just couldn't cut that part because the reverse has the sheet metal right there. Also, I chopped a new notch on the left and right out of the diagonal corner areas. That's to avoid it getting pinched on the lower control arm bracket.

You can also see at the back (top) the holes where I put the screws. Keep in mind this is lying upside down, the passenger side is on the right and the driver side is on the left. The other dots in two lines are rivets for the sheet metal.




It fits pretty well now. You can also see I used some metal wire to tie it to the exhaust pipe just before the lower cat. This is to make sure it won't sag, similar to what I did in the back.
I think this covers the gap between the original front aero panel set, and the twin plastic panels that run on either side of the exhaust system? Correct? I've been wanting to build a panel to do that - thanks for sharing yours.

My car's cross bar - at the forward edge of this panel you installed - has four screws that hold the original panels in place. I thought I'd attach my new mid-panel using those screws. Mine is a 2000, it might be a bit different from your 2001. My threaded tubes for the screws were pretty well shot, screws would never tighten up. I put in longer screws and a nut at the top of the tube, now they hold just fine.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:16 AM   #25 (permalink)
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If you make that panel make sure it is 20.5" long instead of the 20" in the diagram. I had bent some stuff out of shape by accident before I made the panel.

Also, if you have issues with it popping out of place (probably shouldn't if you go for 20.5") drill two small holes in the metal cross bar and then two small holes near the front corners of the panel and use zip ties really tight between the panel and the metal cross bar. But yeah if you go 20.5" I doubt you'll need to do the zip ties.

Also, note that in the second picture of mine you quoted, the aluminum panel in front of the coroplast one is a custom panel, it isn't stock. I never had the three stock panels you mentioned.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I got a set of new RE92's. Made in 2016.



Here they are on the car. I'm back on Insight rims instead of VX rims.

Also, you can see the license plate is now sorta bent around the nose instead of on a mount. And at some point I removed the rear wiper and antenna.

I also have my EFAS switch (from the other thread) installed. I think I'll try to get a better switch for it though.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:38 AM   #27 (permalink)
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^^^ I'm Jelly. I'll be making that tire upgrade next year some time, with any luck. What PSI you gonna roll?
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:34 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Right now I'm at sidewall max, which I think is 44. I might go to 50, but they aren't quite broken in yet.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:11 PM   #29 (permalink)
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So... are the RE92's still in production?

Do you happen to know if anyone has systematically compared RE92 RR against the Enasaves that come in the same size on the Mirage?
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #30 (permalink)
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On Insight Central they start a tire thread about every 4 months but the consensus always lands on RE92 unless they get talking about snow.

However, none of them have done ABA testing against any other tire types or actually measured anything. If I had access to a set of Enasaves on Insight rims I would do the testing myself, but of course why would anyone have both sets at the same time?

It looks to me like RE92's are still being made, I mean that stamp says 2016, but I guess they could have stopped after my batch was produced. Tire Rack had availability issues with them earlier in the year but now they're back. I got mine 2 days after placing the order.

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